“The aesthetic of the landscape painting has always intrigued me.  I seek out the visual surprises, the unexpected in nature, and the often overlooked.  It might be a particular color note, atmospheric effect, or unique arrangement of light and dark patterns.  Outdoor painting, landscape painting in general has much in common with fly fishing or hunting. It requires knowledge, familiarity, and respect of the subject.  Generally my time is spent “hunting” in the country I love and know best…the American West, usually Wyoming. My work is who I am; it’s the way I process my world in an attempt to render with dignity this place we occupy.

Skip Whitcomb